A little traveling music, please

Just three shows on this date, and they’re all keepers.  In 2000, our mini-residency at the Bowery Ballroom, which you’ll remember from such posts as yesterday’s, continues and finds us sharing the stage with the Go-Betweens (sadly, that’s a bit of an exaggeration–in fact, we took turns).  The late, great Grant McLennan hears us rehearsing Jackie DeShannon’s “Should I Cry” at soundcheck and asks me to show him the chords, which is doubly flattering as it assumes I actually know them.  We play “Mushroom Cloud of Hiss” for the only time that year.  2006, we’re at Fri-Son in Fribourg, Switzerland.  Fortified by some of the finest in-house cuisine we’ve ever had the pleasure to be served, our first encore is an unprecedented tour-de-I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One: “Sugarcube,” “Stockholm Syndrome,” and a drumless “Little Honda.”  Finally, five years ago, our one and only visit to Poland, under the auspices of the Ars Cameralis Festival in Katowice.  Since we’re playing the Jazz Club Hipnoza, it seems only sporting to bust out “Nuclear War”; the Electric Eels cover was more a matter of reading the room.  All this and Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby, too.


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